Thankful Thursday: A gift in sky, water, memory

A gift in the sky:

I’m thankful for the gift of airplanes…taking me to far away places, soaring high in the sky! (I’m also thankful that I don’t live in cold places like the one the airplane is flying over.) 🙂

in the sky

A gift in water:

I’m so very thankful that this bridge was built in the water, to go over the water to take me away to one of my favorite places…Coronado Island. A respite when my soul is weary.

Coronado Bridge

A gift of memory:

Oh, this is a hard one because I have so many good memories, and so many things to be thankful for.  But for this one, I’ll go back to a most recent memory… a memory I cherish and am so thankful that I was able to be a part of…this great memory when Grandpa shared his ice cream with our sweet little grandson.

A very precious gift…a very precious memory.

ice cream with Grandpa

These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for today.

It’s important to stop…take a moment…and reflect on the good things in life.

Will you join me in counting the blessings on your journey through life?

“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Thankful Thursday: A Gift baked, stirred, eaten

A Gift baked…stirred…eaten…

1. Baked – fresh baked bread, straight from the oven goodness!

baked bread

2. Stirred – the ocean waters on a beautiful, summer day

ocean

3. Eaten – all by herself! A chocolate ice cream cone from Dairy Queen!

A eating ice cream

These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for.

What are you thankful for?

Will you join me in looking for these gifts and sharing them with others?

We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Oh happiness…

I might need to get some ice cream today.

I was hoping to get my cast off of my arm today, but nope….one more week to go!  I guess I can’t fool the Doctor after all. I thought it had been on long enough, but she apparently doesn’t agree with me.

You can't buy happiness

I can do this!

Must get ice cream!

Thankful Thursday: A gift salty, sweet, just right

A gift salty, sweet, just right…

1. The salty ocean offers moments of wonder and awe. I never get tired of this view!
Pacific Ocean

2. Sweet homemade ice cream! Plain vanilla this time – but oh so tasty!

ice cream

3. Hanging out with my best friend is a gift that is always just right for me!

New Year's Eve 2012 on Coronado with my best friend (4)

What about you?

There are a lot of bad things in this world, but there are a lot of good things too. I would love to hear more about the good things.

Will you join me in looking for these gifts and sharing them with others?

This weeks theme is “A gift salty, sweet, just right.

Write about the 3 things you are thankful for to go with this weeks theme, (with or without pictures) – and make sure to include the link to your blog.

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
~Henry VanDyke

I hope you have a wonderful “Thankful Thursday!”

Good Stuff Eatery

The last time I went to Washington DC, I ate at this little place called “Good Stuff Eatery“.  Oh my, was it good!

Farmhouses
It took us a little while to find the place.  It was dark, it was unfamiliar territory, it was downtown Washington DC!

But, we were determined to eat at a place that was unique to the city we were in!  It’s a goal of ours to eat at local restaurants when travelling, and we try to avoid chain restaurants.

So, after negotiating the crazy streets, and finding a place to park, we ventured out to see what we would find!

What we found was a funky little place, offering burgers and shakes. But not just your ordinary, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry shake!

Amazing names like, Toasted Marshmallow, Milky Way Malt, Black & White, Salty Caramel Kiss, just to name a few.

With names like that, I just had to give this place a try.

So I placed my order.  A ‘SHROOM BURGER – Muenster & Cheddar stuffed Portobello Tops, Flash Fried With Panko Crumbs, Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce & Pickle With Good Stuff Sauce.

Oh yeah!

And when the menu basically only has two items on it…I decided I probably should try the other item they were offering.

A hand spun shake.  My choice was the Salty Caramel Kiss.

And oh, it was so delicious!  I can’t even begin to describe how good the shake was!  The burger was gone in a flash, but the shake was something that needed to be savored.

I’m ready to go back to DC, just for the shake!  The burger was delightful, the shake….amazing!

It was another good adventure with my very best friend 🙂

 

Thankful Thursday: A gift sour, sweet, just right

1. A lemon from my tree. I have waited so long for them to turn yellow, and they finally did! This is the first one I picked. It’s just the perfect kind of sour.

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2. A sweet gift for a sweet little girl! She loves her food, and ice cream and chocolate top the list!

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3. Just right! A delicious latte served with “love”. Ahhh…now all I need is a good book!

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